Advocating for effective, humane, and therapeutic treatment in institutional settings
The Treatment Facilities Program advocates for facilities that effectively deliver treatment in humane and therapeutic conditions, in the most integrated manner possible, with effective and timely discharge planning that is consistent with available community services. This program focuses on facilities that provide treatment to 16 or more individuals. This may include hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, Residential Habilitation Centers, enhanced services facilities, and immigration detention facilities.
More program updates
June 13, 2018
DRW's Treatment Facilities program has updated its publication, "Patient Rights at Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital." This booklet provides information about the rights of both civil patients and forensic patients who are at the adult psychiatric hospitals run by the State of Washington: Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital.
August 10, 2016
SPOKANE – A settlement agreement has been reached that will lead to important reforms for patients found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) and sent to the state hospitals for treatment.
August 7, 2014
Today, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that warehousing individuals with mental illness in hospital emergency rooms where they do not get the mental health treatment they need violates state law.
May 7, 2014
SEATTLE - Three State hospital patients are suing the state to restore rights recently taken away from them.